SPRINT 4th Edition 2015 - Guideline: University of Bath

SPRINT – 4 Edition - 2015

GUIDELINE – BATH

Specific requests for proposal submissions from researchers of The University of BATH

FAPESP and The University of BATH, signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on February 2013, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from the BATH - UK, and from the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, through the funding of joint research projects.

Under the referred Agreement, as an action to promote such collaboration, FAPESP and BATH make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of researchers, under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 4th Edition 2015 (www.fapesp.br/sprint/call42015) and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility from BATH side

1.1 Eligibility to submit proposals within the scope of this Call:

Academic staff at University of Bath with a contract of employment for the full length of the proposed project.

1.2 Eligibility for the exchange activities within the scope of this Call

Academic staff in the Education & Research job family (www.bath.ac.uk/hr/working/pay-reward/job-families/index.html)

2. Fields of knowledge

This Call for Proposals invites research proposals in all fields.

3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The maximum duration of each project is 24 months.

4. Funding principles

FAPESP will provide funding the equivalent of up £5,000.00 (five thousand Pounds) per proposal per year and BATH will each provide funding of up to £5,000.00 (five thousand Pounds) per proposal per year, for the duration of the grant to cover mobility expenses, under the provisions of eighth clause of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement established by the Parties (www.fapesp.br/en/7503).

5. Proposal Characteristics

5.1 The proposal shall be composed of:

a. A Research Project having a maximum of five (5) pages of scientific content, written jointly by the Principal Investigator to FAPESP and his/her colleague, the Principal Investigator at the Partner Institution. The Research Project must be written in English. One copy of the Research Project shall be sent to FAPESP and another (identical) copy to the Partner Institution (see 6.1, below).

b. Submission forms and additional documents as requested as required by FAPESP (see 6.2, below) and/or by the partner institutions.

5.2 The Research Project must include the following:

a. A substantive description of the exchange activities, emphasizing their relevance. The proposal must state clearly how the exchange activities to be carried out will contribute to the ongoing research project funded by FAPESP and to the research being carried by the partner researcher abroad;

b. A timeline for each specific exchange mission, considering the limit of missions and funding established in this Call;

c. Performance indicators for the planned activities;

d. A description of each candidate’s contribution to the mission, explaining their expertise to carry out the foreseen activities;

e. Foreseen actions that will add to the impact of the exchange for the Partner Institution and for the Host Institution in the State of São Paulo, e.g. by means of seminars, short courses and visits to other institutions that carry out research activities in cognate areas;

5.3. To BATH, the proposal for BATH must include the following items:

The BATH Principal Investigator must provide a complete application that includes the Research Project as described above, as well as the Additional Documents requested by FAPESP in the in sections 6.2.2 a), c), d), e) and a copy of the Letter of Agreement as established in section 6.2.3).

6. Submission of proposals to BATH

Submissions to University of Bath should be sent by email to internationalfunding@bath.ac.uk.

7. Result of the analysis

Final results will be announced on FAPESP (www.fapesp.br) and BATH ( www.bath.ac.uk) web portals and by means of a communication to the interested PIs.

8. Contract for selected projects by BATH

Selected proposals will subject to the conditions set forth in a letter of award.

9. Grant cancellation

FAPESP or BATH may cancel funding if, during the grant timeframe, a fact is of sufficient gravity to justify cancellation, without prejudice of any other appropriate actions.

10. Information about this Call at BATH

All questions from BATH researchers related to this Call for Proposals must be directed to Ms Katja Nieminen, International Partnerships Manager (k.m.nieminen@bath.ac.uk).